JFK International Airport SkyTrain

Founded in April of 1921, the New York-New Jersey Port Authority (NYNJPA) is recognized as one of America’s most distinguished transportation and public planning authorities. The NYNJPA oversees and manages airports, rails, tunnels, parking, bridges, and the overall transit in New York City and Northern New Jersey. The Port Authority also owns and manages the World Trade Center site.


ITSENCLOSURES was engaged through a surveillance and security systems integrator for the NYNJPA project. After reviewing LCD enclosure products available on the market, the integrator chose to work with ITSENCLOSURESbecause of their high-quality workmanship.


With digital signage becoming more and more popular in the transportation industry, the NYNJPA was faced with the need to bring real time information to the passengers of the JFK International Airport SkyTrain. The NYNJPA was interested in upgrading to large, dynamic LCD’s to efficiently inform commuters of scheduling information and travel alerts/changes. The ability to effortlessly update content also sparked interest in running multiple advertisements.


After reviewing the project, there were a number of factors to consider: vandalism, display visibility, and functionality. At the time, Ray Diaz, former JFK SkyTrain OPS manager at the NYNJPA, wisely took these challenges into consideration prior to moving forward with the project. “I researched display protection on the Internet and found ITSENCLOSURES to have the enclosures and mounting solutions to meet our needs,” Diaz stated.

Once engaged, ITSENCLOSURES was quick to step in and evaluate the environment. Challenges included environmental conditions, such as fluctuating temperatures and moisture. After working through various thermal management and mounting issues, ITSENCLOSURES recommended using a combination of environmentally sealed ViewStation Universal LCD enclosures, protective CoverStation panels and recessed, in-wall ViewStation display enclosures.

Fabrication of the LCD enclosures began and installation ensued shortly thereafter. Once installed, Diaz was happy with the result, “We are very pleased with the enclosures, which have been in service for [many years]. We are presently considering installation of LCD’s at additional locations; ITSENCLOSURES will certainly be part of these future installations.”



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